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Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Winterthur , DE

LOCATION

Route 52, Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735 US (map)

PHONE

302-888-4910

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Nestled in the heart of Delaware's picturesque Brandywine Valley, halfway between New York City and Washington DC, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate stands a world set apart - a place... Read more
Nestled in the heart of Delaware's picturesque Brandywine Valley, halfway between New York City and Washington DC, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate stands a world set apart - a place where history lives on in spectacular gardens, romantic landscapes, and a breathtaking mansion filled with magnificent American antiques.

Set amid 1,000 acres of rolling pasture, the garden is the ideal locale for an equally memorable wedding celebration or special event.

Please contact us at ccater@Winterthur.org or 302.888.4910 for more information! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Spanish, Thai
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Open Bar, Premium Liquor
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom

REVIEWS

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Kate
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding reception at Winterthur was the best and easiest decision we made. Working with Melissa was a pleasure. She had answers to all questions and possible scenarios was very kind and calm which helps make you feel calm! They recommended great vendors and the food was spot on! Our guests couldn't get over how gorgeous the venue was and how kind and professional the staff was. The night was flawless if there was an issue they did a great job of fixing it b/c I didn't notice a thing. I would recommend this gorgeous venue to any bride looking for a romantic setting and I doubt you will find better food or service!
Having our wedding reception at Winterthur was the best and easiest decision we made. Working with Melissa was a pleasure. Read more...
Having our wedding reception at Winterthur was the best and easiest decision we made. Working with Melissa was a pleasure. She had answers to all questions and possible scenarios was very kind and calm which helps make you feel calm! They recommended great vendors and the food was spot on! Our guests couldn't get over how gorgeous the venue was and how kind and professional the staff was. The night was flawless if there was an issue they did a great job of fixing it b/c I didn't notice a thing. I would recommend this gorgeous venue to any bride looking for a romantic setting and I doubt you will find better food or service! Read less
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Mary Jo
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Winterthur Estate and Garden is a beautiful setting for a wedding. We visited many other sites but none compared to Winterthur. Very professional, and accommodating in all aspects of service. Top Quality!
Winterthur Estate and Garden is a beautiful setting for a wedding. We visited many other sites but none compared to Read more...
Winterthur Estate and Garden is a beautiful setting for a wedding. We visited many other sites but none compared to Winterthur. Very professional, and accommodating in all aspects of service. Top Quality! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Winterthur was everything we dreamed it would be and more. We were married in early October 2016 and had our ceremony and cocktail in the gallery space and our reception in the Visitor’s center. We were scheduled to have our ceremony outside at the Reflecting Pool, but due to rain (Hurricane Matthew) we decided to move the ceremony and cocktail hour inside – which was just as beautiful!! One of the compliments we heard over and over again from our guests was about the professionalism of the Winterthur staff. They are top notch. Melissa Sapio is an excellent event manager and her professionalism is impeccable. Melissa made every step of the planning process and execution details of the big day run incredibly smooth. When we had questions leading up to the wedding day (and we had a lot), she always responded in a timely manner and went out of her way to accommodate our special requests. For example, we were interested in serving mini chicken and waffles during our cocktail hour (an item not on the menu) and her and the catering staff made it happen! Zanthia was our bridal attendant for the day and was SO on top of everything! She made sure our bridal party was taken care of at all times and that all of our stuff (photo frames, cards, signage, etc.) was boxed up neatly and ready to take home at the end of the night. She even made sure the bridal party was covered with umbrellas so we didn’t get wet before taking photos. Thank you Zanthia! When you book at Winterthur they provide a cake from Masters Baker. For food we chose the portabella crusted chicken and scallops and short rib as our entrée options – both were delicious and were served in a timely fashion by a professional wait staff. With 6 appetizer choices at cocktail hour and our generous entrée portions, no guest left hungry! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone at Winterthur for making our wedding day extra special, your efforts made this a phenomenal day...one we and our guests will never forget!
Our wedding at Winterthur was everything we dreamed it would be and more. We were married in early October 2016 and had Read more...
Our wedding at Winterthur was everything we dreamed it would be and more. We were married in early October 2016 and had our ceremony and cocktail in the gallery space and our reception in the Visitor’s center. We were scheduled to have our ceremony outside at the Reflecting Pool, but due to rain (Hurricane Matthew) we decided to move the ceremony and cocktail hour inside – which was just as beautiful!! One of the compliments we heard over and over again from our guests was about the professionalism of the Winterthur staff. They are top notch. Melissa Sapio is an excellent event manager and her professionalism is impeccable. Melissa made every step of the planning process and execution details of the big day run incredibly smooth. When we had questions leading up to the wedding day (and we had a lot), she always responded in a timely manner and went out of her way to accommodate our special requests. For example, we were interested in serving mini chicken and waffles during our cocktail hour (an item not on the menu) and her and the catering staff made it happen! Zanthia was our bridal attendant for the day and was SO on top of everything! She made sure our bridal party was taken care of at all times and that all of our stuff (photo frames, cards, signage, etc.) was boxed up neatly and ready to take home at the end of the night. She even made sure the bridal party was covered with umbrellas so we didn’t get wet before taking photos. Thank you Zanthia! When you book at Winterthur they provide a cake from Masters Baker. For food we chose the portabella crusted chicken and scallops and short rib as our entrée options – both were delicious and were served in a timely fashion by a professional wait staff. With 6 appetizer choices at cocktail hour and our generous entrée portions, no guest left hungry! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone at Winterthur for making our wedding day extra special, your efforts made this a phenomenal day...one we and our guests will never forget! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Book It! Winterthur made my daughters wedding a once in a life time -wonderful experience for all! The Winterthur staff was professional, efficient, friendly, full of good advice and prompt answers to our questions, unsurpassed experience, I could go on and on. Not a detail was overlooked. The staff was everywhere, attending to everything..we never had to think about anything except enjoying my daughter, her new husband, and all of our family and close friends. The beauty of the setting is indescribable with so many beautiful spots for photos and many, many ceremony and reception sites to choose from (both inside and out). They even created a back-up plan for rain! They suggested two fabulous cake makers...from the moment we booked (and do this well ahead of time..) to the moment the bride and groom left in their limo- I would not have changed one thing!! Worth every penny to start our young couple off on their new life in the best possible way!! Winterthur and Staff- Thank you! We love you all!
Book It! Winterthur made my daughters wedding a once in a life time -wonderful experience for all! The Winterthur staff Read more...
Book It! Winterthur made my daughters wedding a once in a life time -wonderful experience for all! The Winterthur staff was professional, efficient, friendly, full of good advice and prompt answers to our questions, unsurpassed experience, I could go on and on. Not a detail was overlooked. The staff was everywhere, attending to everything..we never had to think about anything except enjoying my daughter, her new husband, and all of our family and close friends. The beauty of the setting is indescribable with so many beautiful spots for photos and many, many ceremony and reception sites to choose from (both inside and out). They even created a back-up plan for rain! They suggested two fabulous cake makers...from the moment we booked (and do this well ahead of time..) to the moment the bride and groom left in their limo- I would not have changed one thing!! Worth every penny to start our young couple off on their new life in the best possible way!! Winterthur and Staff- Thank you! We love you all! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Winterthur was a dream come true for our daughter. The cocktail hour was held at the reflecting pool. It was gorgeous,every guest remarked on its singular beauty. The reception was held under a tent just steps from the reflecting pool. The food was outstanding from the first hors d'ouevre to the last bite of wedding cake. The service at both events was superior. The catering managers at Winterthur made the planning for the wedding a pleasant and memorable time for us. They answered every email promptly and with great concern for our needs and wishes. The tasting was expertly prepared and delivered. The chefs were quite pleased to make every and any adjustment to please our daughter, the bride. The whole staff was completely knowledgeable and totally confident In their product. All of our guests remarked about the quality of the food and service. Everyone was enchanted by the venue. We cannot begin to thank the professionals at Winterthur for the impossibly beautiful wedding our daughter had. Their gracious attention to every detail was evident all evening. I highly recommend a visit to Winterthur if you are planning a wedding. You will not be disappointed .
Winterthur was a dream come true for our daughter. The cocktail hour was held at the reflecting pool. It was Read more...
Winterthur was a dream come true for our daughter. The cocktail hour was held at the reflecting pool. It was gorgeous,every guest remarked on its singular beauty. The reception was held under a tent just steps from the reflecting pool. The food was outstanding from the first hors d'ouevre to the last bite of wedding cake. The service at both events was superior. The catering managers at Winterthur made the planning for the wedding a pleasant and memorable time for us. They answered every email promptly and with great concern for our needs and wishes. The tasting was expertly prepared and delivered. The chefs were quite pleased to make every and any adjustment to please our daughter, the bride. The whole staff was completely knowledgeable and totally confident In their product. All of our guests remarked about the quality of the food and service. Everyone was enchanted by the venue. We cannot begin to thank the professionals at Winterthur for the impossibly beautiful wedding our daughter had. Their gracious attention to every detail was evident all evening. I highly recommend a visit to Winterthur if you are planning a wedding. You will not be disappointed . Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Debbie
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We were very impressed with the professionalism of our coordinator, Melissa Sapio. She was helpful, calm, and patient. The wedding day went as planned, and all of the staff was very professional. We have only gotten positive feedback from our guests. Everyone said it was wonderful. First class.
We were very impressed with the professionalism of our coordinator, Melissa Sapio. She was helpful, calm, and patient. The Read more...
We were very impressed with the professionalism of our coordinator, Melissa Sapio. She was helpful, calm, and patient. The wedding day went as planned, and all of the staff was very professional. We have only gotten positive feedback from our guests. Everyone said it was wonderful. First class. Read less
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Jammie
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
What a fabulous venue! My ceremony was at the Reflecting Pool and the reception was at the Galleries. I mean, I knew that Winterthur was a beautiful estate however the evening just took my breath away. My wedding was on 10/11/15 and the color of the trees were the most amazing shade. The reflecting pool was gorgeous, there was so much greenery in it still. The staff was equally as amazing, the service was great, I have to say that I cannot think of one thing that went wrong. So many of my guests came up to me to comment on how picturesque the entire wedding was. I am so lucky!
What a fabulous venue! My ceremony was at the Reflecting Pool and the reception was at the Galleries. I mean, I knew that Read more...
What a fabulous venue! My ceremony was at the Reflecting Pool and the reception was at the Galleries. I mean, I knew that Winterthur was a beautiful estate however the evening just took my breath away. My wedding was on 10/11/15 and the color of the trees were the most amazing shade. The reflecting pool was gorgeous, there was so much greenery in it still. The staff was equally as amazing, the service was great, I have to say that I cannot think of one thing that went wrong. So many of my guests came up to me to comment on how picturesque the entire wedding was. I am so lucky! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Winterthur was absolutely amazing!! The grounds are so beautiful. I was supposed to have my ceremony at the reflecting pool but unfortunately it rained. We had it in the Gallery and it was just as beautiful. Melissa and Lauren were great! They are so attentive and made sure my every wish was granted. They really know how to treat you like a King and Queen. Also, the food is phenomenal! Everyone at my wedding made it a point to tell me how wonderful their meal was. The short ribs and italian wedding soup are both to die for!!!! I cannot thank you enough for everything and making my day so special and memorable.
Winterthur was absolutely amazing!! The grounds are so beautiful. I was supposed to have my ceremony at the reflecting Read more...
Winterthur was absolutely amazing!! The grounds are so beautiful. I was supposed to have my ceremony at the reflecting pool but unfortunately it rained. We had it in the Gallery and it was just as beautiful. Melissa and Lauren were great! They are so attentive and made sure my every wish was granted. They really know how to treat you like a King and Queen. Also, the food is phenomenal! Everyone at my wedding made it a point to tell me how wonderful their meal was. The short ribs and italian wedding soup are both to die for!!!! I cannot thank you enough for everything and making my day so special and memorable. Read less
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Mercedes
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Spectacular!!! We just celebrated our daughter’s wedding at Winterthur. The director of food services for Restaurant Associates, Ken Warner, and his professional team insured the perfect wedding. Ken genuinely enjoys his job and made the evening exceptional! All details from the minute we arrived on property were handled with precision. The last minute changes in table assignments and accommodations for my 91 year old mother were handled quietly and with smiles and encouragement from the staff. On Friday afternoon, the Mother of the Groom brought 110 DOZEN cookies for a cookie table. The presentation of these cookies was done in a tasteful and elegant display.

Gary Coyle and Matt Anderson, the executive and sous chef respectively, presented food that was not only delicious and well seasoned but beautifully displayed. Accommodations were made for every guest that had an allergy or special food request. The quality of the food was evident. The appetizers served after the wedding ceremony at the reflecting pool were nothing short of outstanding. They were so flavorful and elegantly presented. It was the start of our gastronomic delight!

Alex was my daughter’s personal assistant. The minute the bride arrived Alex was at her beck and call for any and every request. Her kind nature and professional experience was so comforting for the nervous bride.

It is now three weeks since the wedding and I still am getting daily calls or emails from our friends raving about the job well done. It just doesn't get any better than this! Bravo Winterthur.

As if the spectacular event wasn’t enough, having the wedding in Delaware has a financial benefit as well. No sales tax!!!
Spectacular!!! We just celebrated our daughter’s wedding at Winterthur. The director of food services for Restaurant Read more...
Spectacular!!! We just celebrated our daughter’s wedding at Winterthur. The director of food services for Restaurant Associates, Ken Warner, and his professional team insured the perfect wedding. Ken genuinely enjoys his job and made the evening exceptional! All details from the minute we arrived on property were handled with precision. The last minute changes in table assignments and accommodations for my 91 year old mother were handled quietly and with smiles and encouragement from the staff. On Friday afternoon, the Mother of the Groom brought 110 DOZEN cookies for a cookie table. The presentation of these cookies was done in a tasteful and elegant display.

Gary Coyle and Matt Anderson, the executive and sous chef respectively, presented food that was not only delicious and well seasoned but beautifully displayed. Accommodations were made for every guest that had an allergy or special food request. The quality of the food was evident. The appetizers served after the wedding ceremony at the reflecting pool were nothing short of outstanding. They were so flavorful and elegantly presented. It was the start of our gastronomic delight!

Alex was my daughter’s personal assistant. The minute the bride arrived Alex was at her beck and call for any and every request. Her kind nature and professional experience was so comforting for the nervous bride.

It is now three weeks since the wedding and I still am getting daily calls or emails from our friends raving about the job well done. It just doesn't get any better than this! Bravo Winterthur.

As if the spectacular event wasn’t enough, having the wedding in Delaware has a financial benefit as well. No sales tax!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Winterthur gave us our dream wedding! The venue is gorgeous. Rain or shine, the space is perfect for entertaining, and your guests will be delighted with the setting. The catering staff is knowledgeable, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. They work seamlessly with your vendors to make sure the event runs smoothly. After all the planning, you can rest assured that on your big day all of the details are taken care of. You can focus on enjoying your guests and the celebration.
Winterthur gave us our dream wedding! The venue is gorgeous. Rain or shine, the space is perfect for entertaining, and Read more...
Winterthur gave us our dream wedding! The venue is gorgeous. Rain or shine, the space is perfect for entertaining, and your guests will be delighted with the setting. The catering staff is knowledgeable, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. They work seamlessly with your vendors to make sure the event runs smoothly. After all the planning, you can rest assured that on your big day all of the details are taken care of. You can focus on enjoying your guests and the celebration. Read less
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DEALS

Discounted Facility Fees for Saturdays in July
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $6,000 Value
Winterthur is offering discounted facility fees for weddings booked on Saturdays in July & August 2017-- a savings of up to $1,750! Please ask your catering representative for details.

Offer Expires: 07/01/2017

Available to the first 8 couples
Deal #WWd564e380ab6d2b5b
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